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Biden asserts continued U.S. engagement in Middle East in address to GCC

President Biden asserted the U.S.’ commitment to remain engaged in the Middle East in an address to Arab leaders on Saturday capping his first visit to the region as president amid rising global instability.

“We will not walk away and leave a vacuum to be filled by China, Russia, or Iran,” Mr. Bided said in his remarks to the Gulf Cooperation Council in Saudi Arabia. “We will seek to build on this moment with active, principled, American leadership.”

The president’s remarks, in which he laid out the U.S. framework for engagement in the region, followed a four-day trip to the region — Mr.